Police report themselves for illegal Roma registry

Police report themselves for illegal Roma registry

Police in southern Sweden have filed a police report against themselves after Swedish media revealed that police had been keeping a register of over 4,000 members of the Roma community, including details about children as young as two.

Is public masturbation really OK in Sweden?

Is public masturbation really OK in Sweden?

After our article about the acquittal of a man who was caught masturbating on a public beach in Sweden made a splash in the international media, The Local sorts out fact from conjecture on the subject.

Woman ‘locked up and raped’ for 16 days: police

Woman ‘locked up and raped’ for 16 days: police

Three people have been detained after a woman told police she was locked up and raped for 16 days in an apartment in southern Sweden.

‘Success is all about having the right spices’

‘Success is all about having the right spices’

Karim Rezaul, owner of Sweden's Indian Garden restaurant chain, tells The Local about his newest restaurant, life for a Bangladeshi man in Stockholm, and the importance of "having the right mix of spices" to spark a successful Swedish career.

Man dies after op delayed by lack of hospital beds

Man dies after op delayed by lack of hospital beds

An investigation is under way after a man in southern Sweden died of a burst aneurysm two days before an operation which had been postponed twice previously due to a lack of hospital beds.

Outrage grows over cops’ illegal Roma registry

Outrage grows over cops’ illegal Roma registry

News that Swedish police have kept an illegal registry charting members of the Roma community and their families has sparked outrage from Sweden's integration minister and from representatives of the Roma community.

Sweden touts low-carb diet as key to weight loss

Sweden touts low-carb diet as key to weight loss

Swedes who want to lose weight fast have been told to cut out the carbohydrates according to a new report by the Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment (Statens beredning för medicinsk utvärdering, SBU).

Banned substance found in Swedish candy bars

Banned substance found in Swedish candy bars

The makers of Sweden's Kexchoklad chocolate bars have halted production of the popular treat after a substance banned by the EU for use in food production was found at a Swedish factory.

Swedish police confirm illegal registry of Roma

Swedish police confirm illegal registry of Roma

Police in Sweden have collected information on thousands of Roma, many of whom have never committed any crimes and including 1,000 children, in a database that likely breaks several laws, according to a Swedish media report.

Stenson’s FedEx golf win yields ‘incredible’ payday

Stenson’s FedEx golf win yields ‘incredible’ payday

Sweden's Henrik Stenson earned the biggest payday in golf by closing with a two-under 68 Sunday to claim two trophies in one day -- The Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup title.